Los Angeles, California - A former doctor and his company were found guilty Thursday by a federal jury of scheming to defraud private insurance companies and the Tricare health care program for military service members by fraudulently submitting an estimated $355 million in claims related to the 1-800-GET-THIN Lap-Band surgery business.

Los Angeles, California - A train engineer at the Port of Los Angeles pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal criminal charge for running a locomotive at full speed off the end of railroad tracks near a United States Navy hospital ship that was deployed to provide medical relief during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Los Angeles, California - A resident of the Mount Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles pleaded guilty Thursday to defrauding more than 100 investors out of approximately $8.3 million through a scheme that sold “ancient slag,” a mining waste byproduct that supposedly contained precious metals.

Sacramento, California - Christopher Kegan Williams, 26, of Sacramento, was sentenced on Tuesday by United States District Judge John A. Mendez to 2.5 years in prison for distribution of fentanyl, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Sacramento, California - Hunter Daniel Secrest, 27, formerly of San Francisco, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to distribute narcotics, Acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - FBI Pittsburgh is seeking to identify potential victims of Kaung Myat Kyaw, a Penn Hills man who allegedly preyed on teenagers on Snapchat. In a joint investigation with our FBI offices in Phoenix, Buffalo, and Virginia, as well as the Fairfax County Police and Campbell County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia, FBI Pittsburgh arrested Myat Kyaw last month for allegedly enticing underage females to produce and transmit sexually explicit videos and photos.